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GEM&BOLT Artesanal Mezcal
Mezcal /44% ABV / Mexico
- Tasting Notes
- Smoky, Smooth
- Brand Ownership
“A clean spirit with subtle smokiness.” GEM&BOLT is a clean spirit with a smooth profile and subtle botanical notes resulting in the perfect mezcal. GEM&BOLT is a small batch joven mezcal made with perfectly ripened, late harvest, 100% espadin agave from the central valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico. GEM&BOLT is deeply informed by hundreds of years of tradition, using no artificial yeasts, additives or chemicals. The pĨna is slowly wood-roasted in conic earthen pits and mashed with traditional tahona stone. It then goes through a natural fermentation in oak vats. The first distillation is in small copper stills and then rested (not aged) in oak barrels for 3-6 months. During the second distillation, using our proprietary stainless-steel copper alloy still, the damiana herb is introduced as the agave spirit’s vapors pass through the botanical basket releasing the damiana’s essential oils. This process highlights herbal notes of chamomile, balanced by a well-rounded roasted agave profile distinct to artisanal mezcals from San Dionisio Ocotepec. Damiana is a traditional Mexican herb long-revered by the Maya and Aztec for its myriad of mood-elevating properties. This beloved heart-opening herb perfectly complements GEM&BOLT resulting in a unique composition of biosphere and natural elements promising only the highest quality mezcal.View all products by GEM&BOLTCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
Michael LMVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
The absolute BEST! No other mezcal is distilled with Damiana - brilliant taste and quality. A must-have at home and great as a gift.
My favorite mezcal! It's great to sip, and when friends come over, I mix it with Simply Limeade for a simple, delicious, smoky marg.
SwardVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
I made this recipe I found online - easy and delicious Ingredients: 2 oz GEM&BOLT Mezcal 1 oz fresh lime juice 1/2 oz raw agave syrup 8 small fresh mint leaves Tools: Shaker Rocks glass How to Make: 1. Add all contents to the shaker 2. Add ice to shaker and shake hard 3. Add ice to your rocks glass 4. Stain the contents of the shaker into your glass of ice 5. Garnish with fresh mint leaf
A.V.Verified BuyerVerified Buyer
I love that they support the arts community, the founders are artists so it makes sense.
A.V.Verified BuyerVerified Buyer
Well rounded, Amazing! It is one of the best Mezcal's I've ever had...
JackVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Nice balanced smoke, very smooth, good stuff I prefer it on the rocks w/grasshopper salt and a grapefruit twist, but I also put it into a cocktail and loved that as well...just depends on what you like.
TVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
this mezcal checks all my boxes... traditional + artisanal + sustainable + fair trade = LOVE
This is a gorgeous, soft around the edges Espadin agave distillate, with a rather unique component being that Damiana leaf is added to the second distillation. Damiana is another ancient plant medicine, renowned for it's healing properties, and as a natural anti-depressant; it's a feel-good herb! The Damiana also gives the mezcal a smooth, ever so slightly sweet flavor. It's floral, slightly herbal on the nose, and the softest finish. This is an excellent sipping mezcal, but it also works well in cocktails too. We made mezcal palomas with it and everyone loved them! New comers to mezcal will love this one, as it is very approachable. I love the packaging and branding too!